[NCLUG] What's happening with CentOS?

dann frazier dannf at dannf.org
Mon Apr 4 15:23:01 MDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 04, 2011 at 02:50:56PM -0600, Bill Thorson wrote:
> NCLUG'ers,
> I'm curious what is happening in CentOS world.  I was perusing the
> centos.org site today and noticed that almost nothing has changed
> there in months or even years.  They have also not come out with a
> CentOS 6.0 even though the upstream vender has a 6.0 version.  I've
> been using CentOS for my servers for many years. (Ubuntu on my
> desktop/laptop the last few years)  Should I consider switching from
> CentOS?  I have looked at Scientific Linux and see that I seems to
> have more support lately.  Is SL 6.0 a good idea?
> What got me looking was that I purchased a few USB 3.0 external 3 Tb
> drives.  I had to build the latest parted to handle the GUID
> partition table and 4096 block size.  Lukily CentOS 5.5 does support
> this partition type. I understand Ubuntu may not.  Today I was
> looking for PCI USB 3.0 cards supported.  It appears I should have a
> kernel >= 2.6.31 which CentOS 5.5 does not.  I got tired of building
> my own, 1-off, kernels many years ago and would not like to start
> now.

LWN had a article about this recently:

And since they're nice enough to let subscribers share links to
subscription-only material, I'll throw in a plug for LWN: it rules.

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